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Club 24 Donates to Nine Local Non-Profits

Club 24 Donates to Nine Local Non-Profits

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: It may have been the coldest April 20 on record last Saturday and plenty of people in the immense backyard of Harry and Tara Shani’s Memorial area home would have attested to that as they mingled around for drinks and snacks. But the atmosphere was decidedly warm as the 60 or […]

Tagore Society Fundraiser Lauds Achievements, Sets Future Goals

Tagore Society Fundraiser Lauds Achievements, Sets Future Goals

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: The Tagore Society of Houston held its annual fundraiser on April 13 at India House with a lot of dedication, enterprise and enthusiasm. The evening started with social networking half-hour around drinks and delectable appetizers provided by Nirvana restaurant. A Brahmasangeet rendition by Shyama Mishra accompanied on the violin by Biplab […]

Dancing for a Cause, Daya 2013 Spring Fundraiser Reaches $112,000

Dancing for a Cause, Daya 2013 Spring Fundraiser Reaches $112,000

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Daya Houston has always had a serious purpose—helping South Asian families in crisis, particularly victims of domestic abuse. For its Spring fundraiser, the 17-year-old organization added music, beat and dance under the theme “Feel the beat … feel the need.” The gala was held Sunday, April 14 evening at the recently […]

IACF Donates $15,000 to Daya, Inc.

IACF Donates $15,000 to Daya, Inc.

HOUSTON: The Indo American Charity Foundation (IACF) gave a donation of $15,000 to Daya, Inc at the Daya Board meeting held on Mar 9. The relationship between Daya and IACF goes back to 1999 when IACF, under the stewardship of the then-President Rashmi Desai, provided seed money of $5,000 to Daya. IACF has supported Daya […]

VHPA Donates Food Aid to Pakistan Hindu Refugees

VHPA Donates Food Aid to  Pakistan Hindu Refugees

JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN: It was 15 degree Fahrenheit in the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, a truck load of 771 pounds (350Kg) of processed wheat flour and 110 Lb (50Kg) pulses and chocolate bars were distributed to Pakistani Hindu refugees who are based currently at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The donation was sponsored by Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America […]

New Year Message from Daya: Let Us Make Amends

New Year Message from Daya:  Let Us Make Amends

HOUSTON: The staff and Board of Daya wishes everyone a safe and violence-free New Year! Even as we convey this sincere wish, we know that the safety of our homes and surroundings that we take for granted has been severely threatened in recent times, here in the United States and in India. Both nations had […]

SOS Announces SOS Connect

SOS Announces SOS Connect

By Farida Hasanali HOUSTON: SOS (Share Our Secrets)  proudly announced the launch of its newest program “SOS Connect” at the SOS Holiday Party hosted by Biki and Dr. Prita Mohindra on December 8. The program has been designed for history, philosophy and religion lovers and lifelong learners who are always trying to understand the past, […]

Indian Classical and Western Vocal Ensemble for Fund Raiser

Indian Classical and Western Vocal Ensemble for Fund Raiser

MANVEL, TX: Young Indian singing duo from Houston, Kruthi and Keerthana Bhat, will perform “Melody of Compassion”, a musical ensemble of Carnatic, Hindustani and Western music, along with a host of accomplished young instrumentalists from Texas, for a fundraiser by Global Organization for Divinity. Directed by renowned Indian classical vocalist, Vidushi Rajarajeshwary Bhat, the concert […]

Pratham Holiday Luncheon Raises $120,000 for Education

Pratham Holiday Luncheon Raises $120,000 for Education

By Chitra Divakaruni  HOUSTON: On Friday, December 7, Pratham Houston held its annual holiday luncheon fundraiser at the Junior League of Houston, in a hall decorated with colorful blooms and filled to capacity with Pratham supporters dressed in their festive best. Saks Fifth Avenue provided free makeover sessions before the event, and an elegant fashion […]

Sanjay Gupta Helps Celebrate St. Luke’s Charities 15th Anniversary

Sanjay Gupta Helps Celebrate St. Luke’s Charities 15th Anniversary

HOUSTON – The 15th Anniversary Crystal Celebration of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities, Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Hilton Americas – Houston, generated nearly $800,000. The Charities, which is an integral component of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, makes a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable populations throughout the Episcopal Diocese […]

2012 WISE Prize for Education Awarded to Madhav Chavan

2012 WISE Prize for Education Awarded to Madhav Chavan

DOHA: CEO and Founder of Pratham, Dr. Madhav Chavan wins the 2012 WISE Prize in Education in Doha earlier this week. The annual WISE Prize for Education, the first major global prize of its kind, recognizes an individual or a team for an outstanding, world-class contribution to the field.  The Laureate receives an award of […]

With a Painter’s Palette and a Jeweler’s Eye, this Diwali Party Twinkled

With a Painter’s Palette and a Jeweler’s Eye, this Diwali Party Twinkled

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Although the weather had turned decidedly colder over the past few days and the nights come in faster after Halloween, the mixture was perfect for the setting that Rachna and Girija Patel wanted to create. With strings of yellow lights wrapping the palm trees and tall glass cylinders, filled with colored […]

Vibha Houston Dream Mile 2012

Vibha Houston Dream Mile 2012

HOUSTON: Vibha Houston successfully organized its fourth Dream Mile 5K/10K annual run on Saturday November 3 at Lost Creek Park, Sugar Land.  The event serves as one of Vibha Houston’s many fundraisers that benefit underprivileged children in India and US. More than 250 runners and 40 volunteers participated in the event making it the biggest […]

Workshop for Couples by Sewa International

HOUSTON: As part of the Family Services program of Sewa International, a five-hour workshop for couples, titled ‘Towards A Happy Family : Using MBTI for better Understanding in Relationship’ was conducted at Keshav Smriti in Houston. The program was presented by Arun Kankani, a Certified MBTI trainer, and Bhavna Luthra, a practicing Marriage Counselor. All […]

Sewa Takes Service to a Whole New Level

Sewa Takes Service to a Whole New Level

By Tejasvi V. Koka HOUSTON: Many in our Houston community do not have someone to fall back on because of many different situations. In Houston, we are fortunate as there are many different organizations and resources available to those who require them but sometimes many different resources can be overwhelming. Sewa noticed that there is […]

Pratham IACCGH Tee It Up for Literacy

Pratham IACCGH Tee It Up for Literacy

HOUSTON: The 4th Annual Pratham-IACCGH “Tee It Up For Literacy” Charity Golf Tournament was held at Tour 18 in Humble, TX on Wednesday October 10. First launched in 2002 by IACCGH to offer a networking forum and to foster networking amidst the participants, the goal of the annual tournament continues to be creating opportunities from […]

The Akshaya Patra Foundation Helps Flood Victims in Jaipur

The Akshaya Patra Foundation  Helps Flood Victims in Jaipur

STONEHAM, MA: The month of August saw heavy rains in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, and surrounding areas, causing residents of the region to face flash floods, displacement and food insecurity. Thousands were rendered homeless and a few people were killed in the heavy downpour. At the request of district administration, the Akshaya Patra Foundation […]

Sewa International Celebrates Sewa Day

Sewa International Celebrates Sewa Day

HOUSTON: Sewa International celebrated “Sewa Day” at the Houston Food Bank on Saturday, October 6. A diverse group of thirty-six volunteers from a variety of community groups representing professionals, the Indian-American, and the broader communities came together for a day of pure service. Students from ASPIRE, the after school program jointly run by Sewa International […]

OvarRock: Melody for Life Concert for the Cause of Curing Ovarian Cancer in India

OvarRock: Melody for Life Concert for the Cause of Curing Ovarian Cancer in India

By Sanchali Basu HOUSTON: Better Bangla Radio and Ovarcome joined hands in organizing a night of fun filled entertainment at the Sugar Land auditorium on Sat., October 6. The event was held to promote the noble cause of raising awareness and raising money to aid the underprivileged women in the Indian subcontinent who have been […]

AADA Draws Wide Support in Fund Raiser

AADA Draws Wide Support in Fund Raiser

HOUSTON: Asians against Domestic Abuse (AADA), a support group that helps victims of domestic abuse in the Asian community, raised $50,000 for its ongoing work of helping Asian women who are victims of domestic abuse. The fund-raiser on Friday, October 5, at the Safari Ranch was attended by several high profile elected officials from Fort […]